Month: February 2021

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Brownback v. King Update

Even though the Supreme Court ruled against James King in the Supreme Court case of Brownback v. King, the Michigan man who sued the federal government after he was assaulted by a detective and an FBI agent, the case is not fully closed.

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House Dems Reintroduce George Floyd Act

CNN reports that House Democrats have reintroduced the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act.

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Ben & Jerry on The Mehdi Hasan Show

Campaign To End Qualified Immunity Co-Chairs Ben Cohen And Jerry Greenfield recently appeared on The Mehdi Hasan Show to discuss the qualified immunity doctrine and how the Campaign could turn protest into policy.

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The Derek Chauvin Trial and Qualified Immunity

The Chicago Sun-Times published a piece about the role qualified immunity will play in the upcoming trial of Derek Chauvin, the Minneapolis police officer who killed George Floyd.

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No Charges for Cops Who Killed Daniel Prude

None of the seven officers involved in the death of Daniel Prude. Qualified immunity is now another barrier to justice for Daniel’s Family

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NYT: QI at the Center of Debate Over Policing

The New York Times recently published a piece that explores how qualified immunity has come under renewed scrutiny in the wake of George Floyd’s death.

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SCOTUS Throws Out Qualified Immunity Ruling

The Supreme Court threw out a lower court’s ruling that had granted qualified immunity to a corrections officer accused of brutalizing an inmate during an unprovoked attack, reports KFGO Texas.

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Vietnam Vet Assaulted in VA Hospital Takes His Case to the Supreme Court

In 2016, Jose Oliva, a Vietnam vet and retired law enforcement agent, arrived for a dentist appointment at his local VA hospital.

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Ben & Jerry Hit C-Span to Discuss QI

Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield recently sat down with C-Span’s Pedro Echevarria on his program, The Washington Journal.

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Ben & Jerry on The Tim Black Show

Campaign to End Qualified Immunity co-chairs Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield recently appeared on The Tim Black Show to discuss qualified immunity